Predators beat Sharks 4-1 in Stanley Cup Playoffs

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Predators struggling power play came to life with two power play goals Tuesday night as they beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 at Bridgestone Arena.

Down 1-0 in the second, James Neal got the Predators on the board with a sniper shot from the wing off of a pretty pass from Mattias Eckholm.

The power play goal was his third of the playoffs and made it 1-1.

Still in the second, Ryan Johansen fed Preds Captain Shea Weber for the slapshot and a 2-1 Nashville lead. It was also Weber’s third goal of the post season.

Nashville put the game away in the third period with goals from Colin Wilson and Filip Forsberg. For Wilson, his third goal continued his strong playoff run, and for Forsberg, his goal ended a seven-game scoreless streak.

Trailing 2-0 in the series, it was a critical win for Nashville.

So far in the series, the home team has won all three games. Game 4 is slated for 8 p.m. Thursday night in Nashville.

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